World Changing Ideas Awards 2021: Pandemic Response Finalists and Honorable Mentions

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World Changing Ideas Awards 2021: Pandemic Response Finalists and Honorable Mentions

Programs, products, policies, or anything else designed to mitigate either the health effects of COVID-19 or the economic effects of lockdowns. Read more about the winner, Regeneron’s COVID-19-fighting antibody cocktail.



3D Printed Nasopharyngeal (NP) Swabs, Formlabs
Baidu Ask Doctor, Baidu
CIC Health, CIC Health
Cold Chain as a Service, Controlant
COVID Recovery Insights Platform, UrbanFootprint
COVID-19 Action Fund for Africa, COVID-19 Action Fund for Africa
COVID-19 Platform, Color
COVID-19 Response, Labcorp
COVID-19 Saliva Test Validation, Circuit Clinical
COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit, Everlywell
COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator, Mastercard
COVID-19 Wastewater Monitoring, 120Water
COVID-SeroKlir COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Antibody Test Kit, Kantaro
Curative, Curative
CZ Biohub COVID-19 Response Effort, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Essential Mask Brace, Fix the Mask
Get Shift Done, Shiftsmart
HealthWeather, Kinsa
Healthy Buildings Program, Carrier
High-Volume COVID-19 Antibody Test, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
LetsGetChecked Coronavirus (COVID-19) Test Home Collection Kit, LetsGetChecked
Pandemic Response Lab, Opentrons
Pop-up COVID-19 Testing Clinics, Carbon Health
PPE donations, Direct Relief
PPE recycling, TerraCycle
ProjectProtect, Intermountain Healthcare
SATO Tap, LIXIL Group Corporation
Share a Meal Campaign, Lineage Logisitics
T-Detect, Adaptive and Microsoft
The New Orleans Resilience Corps, Resilience Force
Ventilator production mobilization, Medtronic
World Central Kitchen, World Central Kitchen and Frontline Foods

Honorable Mentions

100% Mulberry Silk Face Mask, DiscoverNight
Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test, Abbott
AbCellera Biologics, AbCellera Biologics
AliveCor, AliveCor
American Connection Project, Land O’Lakes
Anchorage Small Biz Alerts, Municipality of Anchorage i-team
Athena Rapid Response Innovation Lab, Building Momentum
Big Facts, Small Acts, Big Facts, Small Acts
BioSecurity Platform, ReturnSafe
Board, Klaxoon
Canada Goose Response Program, Canada Goose
Canopy, Canopy
Carbon COVID-19 Response, Carbon
CarePort Against COVID-19, Careport
Center for Health Worker Innovation & COVID-19 Response, Johnson & Johnson
Clyraguard, Clyra Medical Technologies
CNN 411, CNN
Color Speaks, Gensler
CommCare for Vaccine Delivery, Dimagi
Coronavirus Innovation Map, Moscow Agency of Innovations
Coronavirus Response, Health In Harmony
COVID-19 Response, Pernod Ricard North America
COVID Calculator, One Concern
COVID Community Vulnerability Map, Jvion
COVID Protocols Website, Upstatement
COVID Remote Monitoring System, Diagnostic Robotics
COVID-19 Data Hub, Tableau Software
COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium, IBM
COVID-19 Mobility Insights, Cuebiq
COVID-19 Pandemic Response, ID4A Technologies
COVID-19 Planning Solutions, Qventus
COVID-19 Relief Fund, MusiCares & Recording Academy
COVID-19 Relief Fund, Thrive Market
COVID-19 Response, Fetch
COVID-19 Response, Zocdoc
COVID-19 Response, American Psychological Association
COVID-19 Response, PerkinElmer
COVID-19 Response, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
COVID-19 Response, HP
COVID-19 rumor-tracking system, SHOFCO
CRISPR SARS-CoV-2 test, Sherlock Biosciences
CT in a Box, GE Healthcare
D-tec Mobile Healthcare Facilities, Grimshaw and SG Blocks
Data-Against-COVID19 Taskforce, Dalberg Data Insights
DetectX-Rv, PathogenDx
DiDi HealthGuard, DiDi
DineOut NYC, Rockwell Group
Dining at a Distance, Huge
Doximity Dialer Video, Doximity
Employer COVID-19 Testing Platform, Brio Systems
eSight Workplace, eSight
Fitwel Viral Response Module, Center for Active Design
Flutterwave Stores, Flutterwave
Folding@home, Folding@home
Free Face Mask Clips, Delta Faucet
Free Pair for Healthcare, Crocs
Frontline Impact Project, The KIND Foundation
Global COVID-19 tracker, Domo
Global Goal: Unite for Our Future, Global Citizen
Grand Forks, North Dakota drone delivery, Flytrex
Hand sanitizer production, Black Button Distilling
Hand-washing stations, Orbia and UNICEF
Health Risk Management Platform, Oura
Intuit Aid Assist, Intuit
#IStayHomeFor Campaign, SixDegrees.Org
Melaju Bersama Gojek (Go Forward with Gojek), Gojek
Microsoft Bing COVID-19 Tracker, Microsoft
Mobile Flu Shot Clinic, Klick Health
Mobile Testing Lab and Pop-Up Care Unit, Perkins&Will
MotionWorks Proximity, Zebra Technologies
Moving & Storage Isolation Units for COVID-19 Patients, CallisonRTKL and PODS
Neighborhood Emergency Economic Development Grant, EDGE for Memphis & Shelby County 
Network Congestion Map, FourKites
New Belgium Brewing Bar and Restaurant Relief Fund, New Belgium Brewing
Next generation sequencing-based COVID-19 diagnostic test, Guardant Health
Notarization Functionality, NotaryCam
One Medical’s COVID-19 Response, One Medical
Orange Money, Orange
Pandemic EBT Help Bot, Municipality of Anchorage i-team
Pandemic Response Technology Initiative, Intel
Flex Paycheck Protection Program Solutions, Paychex
PepsiCo Restaurant Relief, PepsiCo
PPE, Outdoor Research
PPE Solutions, Crea
Press Freedom and Government Transparency During COVID-19, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
Project V, Velentium
Quartet Health, Quartet
Recovery Insights Initiative, Mastercard
Relief Roadmap, Credit Karma
Remote Evaluations for Special Education Students, A.I.M.
Renter Stimulus, Kairos HQ
Safe Hands Kenya, Dalberg Catalyst
Salesforce Care and, Salesforce
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2, Samsung
Shopify COVID Response, Shopify
SiO2s vials, Sio2 Materials Science
Sportsmask, Under Armour
Steady Together, Steady
Supply Chain Resiliency for Health & Safety, Accenture and Microsoft
SwiftStudent, Seldin/Haring-Smith Foundation and FormSwift
Tech for America, Coding Dojo
Temporary hospital support, Siemens
The +1 Global Fund, The Roddenberry Foundation
#TheBlackResponse, Color Of Change
The Ellume COVID-19 Home Test, Ellume
The Fortum Handle, Fortum and TBWA\Helsinki
The Hero Initiative, Laws of Motion
The Internet was #BuiltForThis, Cloudflare
The Learning Passport, UNICEF USA and Microsoft
The Voice of Charities Facing COVID-19 Worldwide, CAF America
TikTok COVID-19 Relief Efforts, TikTok
#TogetherAtADistance, Ambev
United We Mask, United We Mask
Up & Running, eBay
USAFacts Coronavirus Tracking Map and Recovery Hub, USAFacts
UV Equipment to Sterilize PPE, Carnivore Meat Company
Vent 2.0, Bloom Energy
Ventilator Training Alliance, Allego
VOX Ventilator, Fuseproject
We All Eat Texas, Texas Black Expo
Wellbeing Automated Call Service, PA Consulting
Wide Open School, Common Sense Media
Window Swap, Window Swap